Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York
 
About Us

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Charter School of Educational Excellence (“CSEE”) is to produce students who meet or exceed all New York State learning standards.  CSEE will do this by creating a challenging learning environment with high expectations for every child with an emphasis on the basic subject areas of English-language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.  The school will employ standards based and research proven curriculum, implement best educational practices, use a variety of assessments to measure on-going student progress in skills and content learning, and support teachers with professional development activities that are aligned to the instructional program.  CSEE’s emphasis on basic subjects will give students a strong academic foundation that will allow them to become critical thinkers and life-long learners.  The school will also expose students to a diverse curriculum that promotes appreciation of art, music, and cultural awareness.  The Charter School of Educational Excellence will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students and foster a strong partnership with families and the community.

Philosophy

The fundamental belief at the Charter School of Educational Excellence is that ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN.  All children have the right to attend schools in which they can progress and learn.  They shall have a real opportunity to learn equally rigorous content.  We hold our school accountable to the same standards as those of the highest performing schools in our state.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence encourages teachers to engage in “Performance-based” instruction, so that our students learn both the basics and the higher-level skills they will need after graduation.  Performance-based classes are more difficult to design and teach than the lecture approach, but they help children learn better and become excited about learning.  Children learn by doing.  Students are required to prove, through their projects and presentations, that they have mastered knowledge and skills in language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.

Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York

Meetings & Announcements

December 5th, 2014
Dress Down Day for Grades K-8, $2.00 per person: All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.

December 9th, 2014
½ Day—12:00 Dismissal for all students. Teachers engage in a professional development session.

December 10th, 2014
School Wide Bake Sale: All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.
Fitness Awareness Day—The Westchester Knicks will be discussing healthy lifestyle choices with students in grades K-8.

December 11th, 2014
Board of Trustees Meeting

December 16th-18th, 2014
Scholastic Book Fair 

December 17th, 2014
½ Day—12:00 Dismissal for all students.
Parent/Teacher Conference Day/Night
Session I 1:00-4:00
Session II 6:00-8:00
Please remember to schedule an appointment. Walk-Ins may not be honored.

December 18th, 2014
PTO Meeting-Cancelled

December 19th, 2014
Holidays Around the World: Student will celebrate various countries and their cultures through a variety of presentations.
Click here for the Invitation.

December 24th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015
Holiday Recess—School is Closed

January 5th, 2015
School Reopens